focusing on Equality of opportunity

and upward mobility for all

  • Improving Employee Well-Being Through the Financial Stability First Model

    Improving Employee Well-Being Through the Financial Stability First Model

    The National Human Services Assembly (NHSA) is pleased to announce the release of a discussion brief on Financial Stability First (FS1), an NHSA initiative generously funded by MetLife Foundation. NHSA conducted a pilot project in three human service agencies to determine whether financial navigators in the workplace could be deployed to assist low-wage employees. The goal was to create a foundation of financial stability through outreach, education and access to a range of financial products and services. Outcomes showed the value of intentional organizational efforts to work with low-wage employees to increase their financial stability has positive effects and increased employee confidence, skills, and well-being. Download the brief >>

  • Lee Sherman Named President & CEO

    Lee Sherman Named President & CEO

    The National Human Services Assembly is excited to announce sector veteran Lee Sherman as its new President and CEO.

    “Lee’s personal commitment to the human services sector, and his professional and volunteer experience, embrace all the qualifications needed to lead the National Assembly on its continuing path of excellence,” said Jatrice Martel Gaiter, NHSA board chair and executive vice president, external affairs for Volunteers of America.

    Sherman currently serves as President and CEO of the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agencies (AJFCA), and he comes to the National Assembly with more than 25 years of executive-level experience in both the nonprofit and corporate sectors. He will begin his tenure in June of this year.

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  • Reframing Human Services Tools

    Reframing Human Services Tools

    We are proud to showcase our reframing toolkit online!

    Collaborating with our members, partners and funders, the Assembly’s National Reframing Initiative seeks to build public understanding of human services to encourage more vibrant civic participation and deepen support for effective programs. As part of this multi-year initiative, generously funded by the Kresge Foundation and Annie E. Casey Foundation, the Assembly engaged the FrameWorks Institute to develop an evidence-based strategy for reframing the work of the sector. We now have a robust set of tools available to equip our members and partners to integrate this new narrative into their advocacy, communications, and resource development strategies.

    Check out the tools >>

  • Read the Latest GrantStation Insider

    Read the Latest GrantStation Insider

    We have partnered with GrantStation.com to provide you free access to GrantStation Insider, a weekly newsletter featuring 12 unique funding opportunities. Read the latest issue >>

  • Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Two-Generation Solutions

    Breaking the Cycle of Poverty: Two-Generation Solutions

    The recent economic downturn has tremendously impacted communities and families in the United States, especially young families. There is a growing chorus of voices calling for new models and solutions that meet the needs of both young parents and their children collectively. Two-generation programming provides an important poverty reduction roadmap for young families, making service providers, policy makers, and government officials critical stakeholders in moving this strategy forward. We are pleased to release our policy report, Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Policy Recommendations, thanks to generous support from the Annie E. Casey Foundation and ASCEND at the Aspen Institute. Read the report >>


Initiatives & collaborations

The National Reframing Human Services Initiative is a national initiative to create a new narrative for human services and to encourage more vibrant civic participation and deepen support for effective programs.

National Collaboration for Youth comprises National Assembly members with a special interest in youth development.

Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent

NHSA’s Retaining and Developing High Potential Talent toolkit offers best practices and miniā€cases from member organizations on what research indicates are the three most important areas you can invest in for retaining High Potentials: onboarding, employee mentoring and succession planning. test

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Financial and Work Stability for Low Wage Workers

NHSA's Bridging the Gap: Financial and Work Stability for Low Wage Workers is a toolkit designed to help employers assist low-wage workers in increasing their financial stability through access to work supports.

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